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The Care of External Fixation Devices

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed
External fixation devices are used to help immobilise a particular part of the body due to a fracture or certain orthopaedic problem to allow for bone healing (Singh 2016).

These devices may allow the fixation and manipulation of multiple bone segments, which would otherwise be very difficult. They involve the use of pins, wires and braces, and are used when other options of immobilisation (such as plaster casts) would be ineffective (Singh 2016; Walker 2012).

Fixation devices can be used in limb length discrepancy surgeries, nerve and tendon repairs, and polytrauma patients with fractures, to name a few incidences. They include circular fixators such as halo thoracic braces, Ilizarov fixators, and unilateral fixators (different from circular fixators as they are only positioned on one side of the limb) (Singh 2016).

Delivery
Title
The Care of External Fixation Devices
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Fractures (emergency appointments)
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
15-Oct-2020
End Date
15-Oct-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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